Transitions London and Grand Rapids – Register now
Transitions conference series brings the latest research on learning spaces to architects, educators, designers and other researchers.
We have an exciting line up of keynote speakers and expert interlocutors, in addition to emerging researchers from Europe, USA, Canada and Australia.
In London keynotes by Professor Stephen Heppell, Diana Bannister and expert commentary from Prof. Tom Kvan, Terry White, Alastair Blyth, Knud Nordentoft and Prof. Peter Barret.
In Grand Rapids keynotes by Dr Pam Moran, Ira Socol and Dr Julie Marshall and expert commentary from Prof. Tom Kvan, Dr Lennie Scott-Weber, Prof Gary Natriello and A/Prof. Robert Talbert.
More about Professor Stephen Heppell, www.heppell.net
- Stephen Heppell’s “eyes on the horizon, feet on the ground” approach, coupled with a vast portfolio of effective large scale projects over three decades, have established him internationally as a a widely and fondly recognized leader in the fields of learning, new media and technology. A teacher for more than a decade, and a professor since 1989, Stephen has worked, and is working, with learner led projects, with governments around the world, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, with schools and communities, with his PhD students and with many influential trusts and organizations.
More about Dr Pam Moran and Ira Socol, Albermarle County Public Schools.
Pam Moran is an inspirational leader of change. She has served as the Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools since January 2006. During Dr. Moran’s tenure, Albemarle County Public Schools has become one of the top performing school divisions for students in the state with an on-time graduation rate of 95 percent. Dr. Moran is a leading advocate of an educational model that prepares students for “success in their century, not mine.” She emphasizes the value of student-led research, project-based learning and contemporary learning spaces that promote collaboration, creativity, analytical problem-solving, critical thinking, and communications competencies among all students.
Ira Socol is Director of Learning Technologies and Innovation Department of Accountability, Research, and Technology with the Albemarle County Public Schools. He presents nationally and internationally on the need to radically change the four technologies of school – time, the division of students and content, spaces, and information and communication tools – in order to give all students an opportunity to succeed. He is Senior Provocateur at Educology Partners as he works to complete is doctorate in education at Michigan State University. He works extensively with Michigan’s Integrated Technology Initiative , Michigan’s Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, and with many other schools, districts, and divisions.